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Gravitational Waves
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne for their work on the detection of gravitational waves. (See Note 1.) The physics and engineering that go into this accomplishment are … Continue reading
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Emmanuel Candès – MacArthur Fellow
Emmanuel Candès has won a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. The official announcement is here. The LA Times has a nice writeup. Both the Los Angeles Times and the MacArthur announcement highlight Candès’s work on compressed sensing. Terry Tao has a spoton … Continue reading
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Job Posting – Associate Editor at Mathematical Reviews
Mathematical Reviews is hiring! We are looking for a new Associate Editor to start in late spring or summer 2018. The new editor should have expertise in algebra and an interest in a range of algebraic topics, such as representation theory, … Continue reading
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MathSciNet at the MCA in Montreal
I just came back from the Mathematical Congress of the Americas in Montreal. It was an intense week of mathematics. Besides having excellent invited and plenary lectures, there were 70 special sessions! There were five plenary lectures: Manuel del … Continue reading
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Maryam Mirzakhani
Maryam Mirzakhani is known for her work on moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces. Some of her most cited work looks at the moduli space of a genus $g$ Riemann surface with $n$ geodesic boundary components. In two of her papers, she computes … Continue reading
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Laure SaintRaymond
Laure SaintRaymond is a mathematician working in partial differential equations, fluid mechanics, and statistical mechanics. She is a professor at l’École Normale Supérieure de Paris and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (also known as Paris VI). In 2013, she became … Continue reading
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Yves Meyer wins the Abel Prize
Yves Meyer has been selected to win the 2017 Abel Prize. The citation is “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets”. His work is certainly well known within mathematics, especially within harmonic analysis and in … Continue reading
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Karen Smith
Karen Smith is a mathematician at the University of Michigan, which is where she also did her Ph.D. Her thesis was on tight closure, an important topic in commutative algebra. There is, of course, a lot of overlap between commutative algebra and … Continue reading
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Quanta Magazine
Quanta Magazine, from the Simons Foundation, has been publishing some excellent articles about mathematics. It is not a research journal, so Mathematical Reviews doesn’t cover it. Nevertheless, if you want to dig deeper into some of the mathematical issues discussed … Continue reading
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